I spoke at the Belle High School Veterans Day Assembly in November 2016. I talked about Vietnam and the positive things servicemen did in Vietnam. After that talk, I came to realize how little people out here in the middle of rural America know about the military. It was an awakening for me, because when I was in elementary and high school, almost everyone’s dad had been in the military, in World War II. So, I started a column titled “Life in the Army”, in our local newspaper, “The Belle Banner”. The Belle Banner has since closed, so most of the stories are here on this site. I think life in the Army is a better life than I see many young civilians living now.

Some of them are listed here, there are 98 total.